Webinar: Honoring Love and Embracing Transformation

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar February 12, 2024, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
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There are many special holidays where we express our love for others. In the month of February on Valentine's Day we buy flowers, send cards, write letters, or express love to those special people in our lives. It is during these times when the love we feel for them is reflected in the pain we experience over their absence. What do we do with all the love we have for those who are no longer with us? Whether our spouse, partner, child, parent, or special friend, how do we express the love we have for them? This presentation will discuss the concept of continuing bonds, how we can honor our love for those who have died and embrace the changes their death has brought to our lives. We will discuss balancing our grief while also embracing daily life activities. We will explore posttraumatic growth and how we can continue to love those who have died and honor the special place they still hold in our lives, while also embracing new experiences and relationships.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Andy McNiel


Andy McNiel, MA

Andy is the Senior Advisor of Youth Programs for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Andy is an author and trainer on topics related to grief, bereavement, and end-of-life. He has been an advocate for healthy children, teenagers, and families throughout his career. He brings his dedication and expertise to TAPS, where he oversees, develops, and facilitates programming for young military survivors. He is co-founder and executive partner of The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company that provides education, content development, training, and consultation in grief and loss. His leadership has guided the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama, and Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie in South Florida. Andy is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; a member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying, and Bereavement; and he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Andy holds an M.A. in counseling and a B.A. in religion.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.